“Once I’ve put my bag on my own peg, it is ‘Morena Everyone’ and I look around to see my friends doing their favourite things like playdough, dancing, painting, cars and reptiles. I usually choose the cars to play with. Once everyone is here, we have a bit of time together on the mat talking about the day and then for me it’s straight out to the playground because I love being outside!
Outside there is lots of space to run, swing from the monkey bars, zoom around the bike track and on sunny days, we even get the hose out to make a big pond in the sandpit.
Before morning tea, we all come back to the mat to talk about what we’ve been doing, read books together or sing songs and learn phonics. Usually someone’s parent stays for the day and we all get to say good morning to them. Everyday it’s someone’s News Day and they sit up at the front with the teachers and tell all their friends about something important to them.
We always sing our blessing and wash our hands before morning tea and then we all sit down together. The teachers have got this cool tool that turns our apples curly wurly! Mmm, curly wurly apples are taaaasty.
My teachers ask me what I would like to do, so sometimes we end up in the garden or my friends and I might dress up and do a performance together on the big stage. If I’m a bit tired I like snuggling into the couch and reading books.
When I was three I went home before lunch but now that I am four I stay until 3 o’clock with the other big four year olds. We help set the tables and then eat our lunch together.
In the afternoon the teachers help us with special projects. Sometimes we look on YouTube to find out about what we’re doing and then we come up with our own plan. I’ve made cushions, planted sunflowers, sewed a shape and made pizza! We have so much fun, I love 3 o’clock days".